Legal intoxicant - Wikipedia Legal intoxicants, also known as legal drugs or, more commonly, as legal highs, are those intoxicating drugs which are either completely legal or not commonly prohibited by various drug laws. The most widely consumed legal intoxicant is alcohol—legal throughout the vast majority of the world's countries—but a wide array of other drugs are also not specifically banned in many international jurisdictions: these may vary from native intoxicating plants historically used by indigenous cultures to foodstuffs eaten in various parts of the world, to modern compounds and designer drugs that have not been defined as illegal, or even long-standing medicines that have intoxicating or anesthetic side effects. Where legislation imposes a general ban on psychoactive substances (as in Ireland), legal intoxicants are limited to those substances specifically exempted.
Will Artificial Intelligence Transform How We Grow and Consume Food? [Video] Today, agriculture is more efficient than ever, but it's also more dependent on environmental, technological, and social issues like never before. Climate change, drought and other disasters, shifting energy landscapes, population growth, urbanization, GMOs, changes in the workforce, automation — these are just a handful of the factors that affect the global access to food. We'd all like to see a future in which people worldwide have a sufficient amount of safe and nutritious food to help them maintain healthy and active lives.
Here Come the Unregulated GMOs New plants like a mushroom altered with CRISPR gene editing are falling outside the purview of regulators. People are arguing about whether genetically modified foods should carry labels. But the next generation of GMOs might not only be unlabeled—they might be unregulated. Over at Scientific American you can read a 6,000-word story about how one such plant, a GM mushroom, was created. The short version is that a plant scientist named Yinong Yang used the gene-editing technique called CRISPR to snip out a few DNA letters in the genome of “Agaricus bisporus, the most popular dinner-table mushroom in the Western world.”
Everything J.K. Rowling revealed about the Wizarding World in 2015 J.K. Rowling joined Twitter back in 2009, because her Twitter tells us so. However, she didn’t really start using Twitter to her (our) full advantage until earlier this year. In between Tweets for her charity, Lumos, and rooting for her favorite football team, she started tossing Harry Potter information into the mix. As you know, we all remained perfectly cool, calm, and collective when this started happening. Just kidding, we freaked out big time. Plastic-Eating Mealworms Could Help Reduce Landfill Waste Mealworms could be the natural trash-disposers we need to battle the scourge of plastic polluting our planet. The study, published in Environmental Science and Technology, is the first to provide in-depth evidence for how these pudgy little bugs can survive munching on a diet of Styrofoam and other types of polystyrene plastic, which aggregate in landfills and were previously considered non-biodegradable. ”There's a possibility of really important research coming out of bizarre places," said Craig Criddle, a Stanford professor who supervises plastics research, in a statement. "Sometimes, science surprises us.
Artificial Intelligence Can Now Design Realistic Video and Game Imagery A remarkable machine-learning trick that cleans up pixelated videos and photographs can automatically generate high-quality computer-game graphics. If you close your eyes and imagine a brick wall, you can probably come up with a pretty good mental image. After seeing many such walls, your brain knows what one should look like. Experience Vaults: Nutmeg - It Got Me Surprisingly Stoned! - 7905 Citation: Psychonaut. "It Got Me Surprisingly Stoned!: An Experience with Nutmeg (ID 7905)". Erowid.org.
About This Website · Jacques Mattheij Hi there! As you’ve probably gathered from the URL, my name is Jacques Mattheij. Born in 1965, just in time for the PC revolution to get underway, I’ve been playing with technology since I was old enough to hold a screwdriver (my dad gave me an old typewriter to demolish, I don’t think he foresaw that his would be next). First it was mechanical stuff, then electrical, then electronics, and pretty soon thereafter software. I’m a life-long tinkerer, love technology very much, and try to understand ‘what’s in the box’ as much as that is possible. From vacuum tubes to VLSI, and everything in between.
Wasserstiftung - CloudFisher The CloudFisher, a new development, uses atmospheric water vapour as a new source of drinking water. It is the world’s first production fog collector capable of withstanding wind speeds of up to 120 kph. The fog nets catch and harvest water droplets in the air. This pioneering technology can supply people in many countries with cheap and clean drinking water.
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